Jess Kropczynski

Jess N Kropczynski

Asst Professor

Teachers College


CECH - School of Information Technology - 0002

238F Teachers-Dyers Hall
Cicninnati, Ohio

Professional Summary

Jess Kropczynski, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati.  Her research interests are primarily in the design and evaluation of civic technology to support collective action in community networks ranging from city planning to emergency management. She has also worked with local and state governments to assess the communication and information needs of target audiences in order to promote informed decision-making.


PhD, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 2013 (Sociology)

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University State College, PA, 2014 (Human-Centered Design)

Masters of Public Policy and Administration, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration Lexington, KY, 2006 (MPA)

Positions and Work Experience

2014 -2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Research Support

Grant: #5782-UC-NSF-1155 / CMMI-1541155 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 01-15-2018 -05-31-2019 National Science Foundation CRISP Type 2/Collaborative Research: Resilience Analytics: A Data-Driven Approach for Enhanced Interdependent Network Resilience Role:PI $11,910.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #URS Kropczynski New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Kropczynski New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #Designing a Smart Secure Local Data Grid; Establishing Infrastructure Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 07-01-2018 -12-31-2019 UC's Research Support Designing a Smart Secure Local Data Grid; Establishing Infrastructure to Share Data in Smart Secure Cities Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CNS-1814110 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 09-01-2018 -08-31-2021 National Science Foundation SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: Leveraging community oversight to enhance collective efficacy for security and privacy Role:PI $172,811.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #5911-UC-NSF-1370 / IIS-1741370 Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 09-18-2018 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation BIGDATA Domain Adaptation Approaches for Classifying Crisis Related Data on Social Media Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #UCF 16408285-01 sub Mozilla Investigators:Kropczynski, Jessica 08-01-2018 -05-31-2019 Mozilla Corporation A Community-based Approach to Co-Managing Privacy and Security for Mozilla’s Web of Things Role:PI $12,500.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #R40532 Investigators:Halse, Shane; Kropczynski, Jessica 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Smart Synergy Space Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Cai G.; Carroll J.; Kropczynski J. (01-01-2015. )Characterizing democratic deliberation in an online forum.Information Polity, ,20 (2-3 ),151-165

Cai G.; Carroll J.; Kropczynski J. (01-01-2014. )Investigating incidence of common ground and alternative courses of action in an online forum.ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ,24-33

Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Shih P.; Wu Y. (01-01-2014. )Exploring the ecosystem of software developers on github and other platforms.Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, ,265-268

Johnson J.; Kropczynski J.; Lacki M. (06-01-2013. )Social network analysis and the study of sociality in bats.Acta Chiropterologica, ,15 (1 ),1-17

Johnson J.; Kropczynski J.; Lacki M.; Langlois G. (12-01-2012. )Social networks of Rafinesque's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) in bottomland hardwood for.Journal of Mammalogy, ,93 (6 ),1545-1558

Kropczynski J.; Nah S. (08-01-2011. )Virtually networked housing movement: Hyperlink network structure of housing social movement organiz.New Media and Society, ,13 (5 ),689-703

Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Prates R.; Wu Y. (03-10-2018. )Understanding how GitHub supports curation repositories.Future Internet, ,10 (3 ),

Grace R.; Kropczynski J.; Tapia A. (01-01-2018. )Community coordination: Aligning social media use in community emergency management .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, ,2018-May ,609-620

Kropczynski J.; LaLone N.; Tapia A. (01-01-2018. )The symbiotic relationship of crisis response professionals and enthusiasts as demonstrated by reddi .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, ,2018-May ,232-244

Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Rosson M.; Wirth R.; Yuan C. (05-23-2017. )Investigating older adults' social networks and coproduction activities for health.ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ,68-77

Cai G.; Kropczynski J.; Sun F. (01-01-2017. )Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation.Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ,10429 LNCS ,53-64

Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Wang N.; Wu Y. (01-01-2017. )The appropriation of GitHub for curation.PeerJ Computer Science, ,2017 (10 ),

Cai G.; Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Tian Y. (01-01-2017. )Public opinion formation for democratic decision-making in local governments.Information Polity, ,22 (2-3 ),73-99

Carroll J.; Han K.; Kropczynski J.; Shih P. (01-01-2017. )Coordinating community cooperation: Integrating timebanks and nonprofit volunteering by design .International Journal of Design, ,11 (1 ),51-63

Grace R.; Halse S.; Kropczynski J.; Pezanowski S.; Tapia A.; Umar P. (01-01-2017. )Social triangulation: A new method to identify local citizens using social media and their local inf .Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, ,2017-May ,902-915

Cai G.; Carroll J.; Han K.; Kropczynski J.; Rosson M.; Shih P. (10-06-2016. )The internet of places at community-scale: Design scenarios for hyperlocal neighborhood.Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design, ,1-24

Carroll J.; Kropczynski J.; Wu Y. (01-01-2015. )Making big data transparent to the software developers’ community .Big Data: Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications, ,175-190

Dumas C.; Hagen L.; Kropczynski J.; Lee J.; Rorissa A.; Vasquez F. (01-01-2015. )Emerging trends in the use and adoption of E-participation around the world.Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ,52 (1 ),1-4

Carroll J.; Han K.; Kropczynski J. (01-01-2014. )Grounding activity in people-centered smart territories by enhancing community awareness .Interaction Design and Architecture(s), ,2014 (20 ),9-22

Contact Information

Academic - 238F Teachers-Dyers Hall
Cicninnati  Ohio,